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Christchurch - Friar's Cliff (Beach)

Wednesday 7 December

High Low High Low
03:59 08:52 16:24 21:23
1.6 m 0.7 m 1.5 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny intervals SSW 15
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Thursday 8 December

High Low High Low
05:48 10:11 18:09 22:44
1.6 m 0.7 m 1.5 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 18
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Friday 9 December

High Low High Low
07:07 11:29 19:20 23:56
1.6 m 0.7 m 1.5 m 0.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Overcast SSW 14
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Saturday 10 December

High Low High
07:43 12:32 19:50
1.7 m 0.7 m 1.6 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Light rain SW 15
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Sunday 11 December

Low High Low High
00:57 07:58 13:31 20:03
0.6 m 1.8 m 0.6 m 1.7 m
Weather conditions Wind speed/direction On/Offshore wind direction
Sunny day NW 6
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Regional forecast for South West England

This Evening and Tonight:

There'll be some clear spells this evening however the cloud will build overnight. Rain will arrive in the west in the early hours with strong winds along the coast, but it will be mild, with temperatures staying in double figures. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Thursday:

Outbreaks of heavy rain will move eastwards tomorrow morning. Light rain and drizzle will then linger through the day with cloudy skies. It will be very mild though. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Further rain and strong winds will arrive from the northwest on Friday, lingering into Saturday with some heavy outbreaks. Sunday will then be dry and bright with sunny spells.

Updated at: 1359 on Wed 7 Dec 2016


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What are tides?

Tides refer to the rise and fall of a body of water, most commonly seen in the oceans; caused by the interaction between the moon, sun and Earth.

As the positions of Earth, sun and moon change in relation to each other, the gravitational pull and centrifugal forces acting upon the oceans vary and it is these differences that cause fluctuation in the height of the sea which we see at the tides going out and in.

In the UK we mostly experience a semi-diurnal tide which means we experience two high tides and two low tides each day. These occur approximately every 12 hours and 25 minutes.